Porsche has today revealed the all-new 911 GT3 Touring Package – which is essentially just a GT3 that lacks the performance-focused model’s rear wing.
Instead of a fixed rear-wing, the 911 GT3 Touring will have an adaptive rear spoiler with a subtle gurney flap similar to the one featured on the standard 911 Carrera. The most important part of the GT3 equation, that being the 4.0-liter, 500 horsepower flat-six engine, remains unchanged in the Touring, enabling a 0-62 mph sprint of just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Unlike the GT3, the Touring won’t be available with Porsche’s seven-speed PDK automatic – only the six-speed manual will be offered. Despite what its name might suggest, the Touring retains the two-seat layout of the GT3.
Porsche says nearly all of the same optional extras offered on the GT3 will be available on the Touring, save for the Alcantara interior trim. This includes all available exterior colors and wheel choices, along with carbon ceramic brakes, the front axle lift system, LED headlamps, seat options, and the Sport Chrono package. Leather will take the place of Alcantara just about everywhere inside, however, the seat centers will be made of black fabric.
The 911 GT3 Touring will start at $144,650 in the U.S. including a $1,050 delivery, processing, and handling fee. Porsche expects 911 GT3 Touring models to begin arriving at North American dealerships early next year. If you missed your chance to buy a 911 R and are turned off by the insane markups that car has seen in the collectors’ market, you’ll want in on the 911 Touring.
This article first appeared on AutoGuide